Easter Giveaway

We’re teaming up with celebrity chef Donal Skehan to encourage people to Think Before You Pour your Fats, Oils and Greases (FOGs) this Easter.

You can win Donal’s “Super Food in Minutes” cookbook, along with a GunkPot so you can dispose of your FOGs in an environmentally-friendly way at home.

The competition is now closed. Please hold tight while we announce the winner!

Think Before You Pour

It’s easy to assume that the warm grease left in your pan or roasting dish after cooking would be ok to put down the sink, and that if you wash it down with hot soapy water it will be fine.

However, Fats, oils and greases (FOGs) may seem like liquid when poured down the sink, but they cool and harden as they travel along the pipes.

When FOGs combine with wipes and other sanitary items that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet, blockages can form in our homes, businesses, public sewer network and wastewater treatment plants.

These blockages can even lead to overflows of sewage that can damage the environment. Approx. 2,000 blockages are cleared from the Irish wastewater network every month. 

You can dispose of Fats, Oils and Greases (FOGs) by collecting them in a reusable container, before allowing them to cool and emptying into a suitable bin.

What to do with your FOGs instead?

1. Collect used cooking fats, oil and greases into a suitable, heatproof container and allow this to solidify before emptying into the bin. 

2. Wipe and scrape plates and saucepans before washing. 

3. Use a strainer in your kitchen sink, and empty into the bin.